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There's a Tragic Backstory Writer in every group. These gamers never make well-adjusted characters who come from happy homes. Their characters suffer through tragic losses, horrible abuse, and deeply buried psychological damage. Usually their character notes open with the death of a loved one and end with situations that trigger their PTSD.
I'll cop to being one such gamer. I'm on the bottom drawing characters and dreaming up sad backstories to give them pathos, and my favorite Dungeons and Dragons character, Baalhano, is up top during the worst day of his life - the day his sister killed herself.